Cаrdіоvаѕсulаr dіѕеаѕеѕ are the most соmmоn саuѕеѕ оf mоrbіdіtу аnd mоrtаlіtу worldwide. Heart Disease is the number one cause of death in Malaysia and in most developing countries.
According to the study from Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, Hydrogen can potentially improve overall heart function. The presence of hydrogen was able to reduce severe irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia). Consuming hydrogen significantly restored heart function as well as oxidative stress and suppress inflammation in the heart.(1)
The hydrogen water circulates around your bloodstream and help to neutralize harmful free radicals. Studies show that they help to improve the overall heart function as well as to decrease blood pressure and normalize cholesterol levels. This hydrogen helps to protect blood vessels and the lining of the heart. Drinking hydrogen water even after cardiac arrest has been shown to help in recovery.
Molecular hydrogen has been shown to decrease risk of stroke and blood clots. It has the ability to protect neural pathways from oxidative damage as well. Also, when administered after a stroke studies it shows has survival rates.
Hydrogen water also plays an important role in improving atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is the buildup of fat, cholesterol and other substances in and on the blood vessel (artery) wall. It is the primary cause of heart disease and stroke.
According to a study, hydrogen administration may represent a useful therapeutic strategy for avoiding or treating atherosclerosis.(2)
Another study suggest that consumption of hydrogen water may significantly reduced atherosclerosis and may prevent them from happening altogether. These findings suggested that continued consumption of hydrogen water decreased the oxidative stress level and prevented the formation of atherosclerosis. (3)
A human clinical study conclude that consumption of hydrogen water may prevent or delay the development and progression of hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol) and atherosclerosis. (4)
Hydrogen water has demonstrated the ability to increase HDL cholesterol, or healthy cholesterol, and decrease LDL, which is bad cholesterol.
From this human clinical study, it shows that intake of hydrogen-rich water was associated with significant decreases in the levels of LDL cholesterol and improves HDL cholesterol in patients with potential metabolic syndrome.(5)
Hydrogen water also has the potential to decrease high blood pressure or has a normalizing effect to blood pressure.
There is a strong association of elevated blood pressure and cardiovascular disease mortality. A study shows that LVSP (Left Ventricular Systolic Pressure) and LVDP (Left Ventricular Diastolic Pressure) were significantly improved with hydrogen water administration. A published review paper suggests that hydrogen water decreases systolic blood pressure. Another study concluded that hydrogen water consumption is helpful in the recovery of systolic blood pressure.
Another study showed that after treatment of hydrogen water, high blood pressure generally decreased for patients and some patients reached normotensive status. The study concluded that hydrogen water was able to quell inflammation and improve blood pressure.
Heart disease is one of the biggest causes of death in the world. Based on current research, it clearly shows that hydrogen consumption can help reduce or prevent heart disease. We believe by consuming regular hydrogen water regularly, with the combination of a healthy lifestyle and diet, your risk of getting heart disease will decrease tremendously.